Software/Technology

Join the Online Fundraising Technology Conversation
July 13, 2010

The fundraising technology "industry" is alive and well in 2010. Many of the most successful business enterprises that profit from the fundraising sector are in essence technology companies.

Convio Enhances Online Fundraising Suite
July 7, 2010

On-demand nonprofit constituent engagement solutions provider Convio announced a  new version of its online marketing, fundraising and advocacy suite that makes it easier for a nonprofit's constituents to leverage social media and social-sharing technologies.

Blackbaud Opens Hong Kong Office
June 22, 2010

Blackbaud announced it has opened an office in Hong Kong to better serve its international customers. The decision to open Blackbaud Asia Ltd., a Hong Kong corporation, was customer- and market-focused, as the company has seen an increased demand for services from nonprofit organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Are You Counting or Are You Measuring?
May 11, 2010

Our everyday lives are full of numbers and metrics. The hours and minutes on the alarm clock. The temperature of the water that hits our face. The expiration date on the milk. The distance to our offices. The posted speed limit on the road. The number of e-mails waiting in the inbox. We live in a sea of things that can be counted and metrics that can be measured.

Getting 'Relationship Fundraising' Right With Technology
May 11, 2010

"If you want loyalty, get a dog" — so said Sam Walton, founder of Wal-mart. That’s the attitude of some businesses, and sure enough, their customers roam from vendor to vendor seeking the lowest price, without demanding high levels of customer service. These businesses are happy and indeed set up to comply — short-term relationships, no questions asked and no hard feelings when the relationship is over.

BlogLog: Bring Your Shovel and Your Jet-Pack
May 4, 2010

If you love thinking about how social media and technology can be used to raise money, increase visibility and create social change (and if there’s an app for that), then there’s no better place to be than the annual  NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). After I got done oogling all the ipads people brought (I counted at least 5 just days after the product was released), tweeting, and searching for places to plug in my laptop, I actually had real conversations with a few breathing humans (no plugs required).